Upcoming Events

The School of Public Health follows all Brown University health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our in-person events. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event, including current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).

  • Join us for our first in-person fall fair since 2019. We have participating employers from a wide variety of industries.  (General, Tech, Engineering, Non Profit, Professional, etc)
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  • Efforts to translate evidence-based digital health interventions from research to practice have struggled with sustained consumer engagement and the successful implementation of these tools within their targeted systems of care. Human-centered design involves collaborating deeply with end-users throughout the process of design and testing to ensure the intervention and its implements meets end-users’ needs and preferences, which can in turn increase uptake and engagement. This presentation will describe the human-centered design process and several design methods to inform ways to increase engagement in intervention design and delivery.

    Speaker Bio

    Andrea K. Graham, PhD (she/her) is Assistant Professor in the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, with an affiliation in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design. Her program of research focuses on the design, optimization, and implementation of evidence-based digital mental and behavioral health interventions. She applies human-centered design methods to design digital tools that meet stakeholders’ needs and implementation plans that support the integration of digital interventions into practice. She also is interested in understanding issues such as the cost of treatment that impact adoption of interventions in practice, and in training individuals to deliver evidence-based interventions.

     

    Please note that this virtual event, including attendees’ Zoom video, audio and screen name, and questions or chats, will be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared through the Center for Digital Health’s digital channels. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to CDH reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.

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  • Sep
    28
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    Register for the LHS Scholar Webinar on Wednesday, September 26, 2022, at 1:00 PM ET, featuring Q&A with the program leaders Rosa Baier & Janet Freburger. Please review the details of this year’s RFA and available partners once it is posted in mid-September.

    About the LHS Scholar Program:

    The Learning Health Systems (LHS) Scholar Program partners rehabilitation researchers with health system stakeholders for a 12-month period to prepare for research or a quality improvement project on a priority topic identified by the health system. Scholar activities during the year include: a) developing a relationship with health system stakeholders; b) developing an understanding of the context of the health system; c) identifying available data and addressing access issues; d) developing Learning Health System research competencies; and e) formulating a plan/proposal with the health system to address a system-identifiedpriority. Each LHS Scholar is paired with a faculty mentor who offers guidance to the Scholar and health system as they begin to develop a plan to engage in LHS research/quality improvement. When the year-long scholar period ends, the Scholar and health system will be well-positioned to advance the work, for example, by seeking pilot funding through LeaRRn or other mechanisms.

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  • Sep
    28

    The School of Public Health’s Information Futures Lab invites you to attend the second Information Futures Lab panel discussion and Q&A!

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:30 - 7:00 pm ET
    Pembroke Hall | Rm 305
    Lecture followed by reception 
    Livestream will be available

    In 2018, the world learned that personal data belonging to millions of Facebook users was collected by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Four years later, what is the state of mass data collection, targeted advertising, and algorithmic transparency, especially as it relates to public health?

    Please register to let us know if you’ll be attending in person or online.

    First lecture in the IFL Series:

    Can Regulation Solve the Problem of Misinformation?
    Thursday Sept 22, 2022 5:30-7 PM ET

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  • Sep
    29
    Virtual
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

    Faculty and Staff Tutorials: Canva 101

    SPH faculty and staff are invited to join us for our inaugural communications tutorials series. We will be offering eight sessions via Zoom in Fall 2022, aimed at improving communications and media skill sets.

    Join SPH Director of Communications Caroline Claflin for an introduction to using the design platform Canva. Learn how to create artwork for social media and event promotion using Canva’s library of templates, branded assets and stock imagery.

    Staff members at the School of Public Health with communications responsibilities—whether that be social media, event promotion, or research outreach and engagement—may apply to receive a free Canva membership through Brown SPH, sponsored by the Office of Communications.

    This event will be recorded and available to watch online for future reference.

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  • Going to graduate school is a big commitment in terms of time, money, and expectation.

    In this workshop, we will discuss the 4 W questions of graduate school application:

    • Why go to graduation school?
    • What program/degree?
    • When do you apply?
    • And where do you want to go?

    You will leave with a clearer idea of your graduate school plan.


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  • Sep
    30
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Stan Sonu (virtual)

    CAAS Rounds presents: Dr. Stan Sonu

     

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  • Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Health Informatics Seminar Series: Integrated Learning Healthcare Systems 

    Yuri Quintana, PhD

    Division of Clinical Informatics
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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    This talk will present an overview of learning healthcare systems (LHS) that aim to integrate clinical data, education, and communication of healthcare providers, patients, and families involved in care support. Optimizing the collection and analysis of this data for optimal care remains a challenge for hospital networks. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is part of the Beth Israel Lahey Hospital (BILH) network of 13 hospitals and 17 community affiliates. We saw a need to develop and implement a clinical platform that allows tumor boards to be conducted virtually. Such a platform would require the ability to upload, safely store, organize efficiently, and access clinical data. This presentation will describe the Alicanto platform developed by the Division of Clinical Informatics and used as a learning healthcare system by Harvard-affiliated hospitals. The development of Alicanto is based on the “communities of practice” theories first proposed by cognitive anthropologist Jean Lave and educational theorist Etienne Wenger and the principles of Learning Health systems initially introduced by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable. Alicanto was launched in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic for BILH sites to submit and review clinical cases quickly. Alicanto includes the ability to upload, securely store, organize and access clinical data via an online web interface or iOS application. The BIDMC, Hematology/Medical Oncology disease subgroups (including lymphoma and genitourinary oncology) have conducted virtual, multidisciplinary tumor boards using this platform since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first 18 months of implementation, Alicanto users across the BILH network collectively have submitted 538 cases across 12 disease/user groups. We will discuss approaches to scaling across multiple institutions and applications to LHS to home-based elder care. Current research on matching clinical cases discussed in virtual tumor boards to clinical trials will be addressed.

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  • The new NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing goes into effect on January 25, 2023. How should researchers prepare for changes in proposal development, data collection, and depositing data? How will the policy impact research, including new pre- and post-award engagement with NIH repositories, and updated timelines for data preparation and depositing?

     

    On September 30th from 1:30pm-2:30pm join Brown University’s Arielle Nitenson, Assistant Director of Research Integrity, & Andrew Creamer, Science Data Specialist, for an educational seminar regarding this new policy.

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  • The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care

    Extending the Healthspan with Age: A Case for Social, Scientific, and Economic Preparedness


    Presented by Victor J. Dzau, MD

     

    Victor J. Dzau, MD, is the president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In addition, he serves as vice chair of the National Research Council. Dr. Dzau is chancellor emeritus and James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the past president and CEO of the Duke University Health System. Previously, Dr. Dzau was the Hersey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine and chairman of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as Bloomfield Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.

    About the Lecture

    The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care was endowed in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by his wife, the late Ruth N. Levinger, and his daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen, MD ’59.

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  • Oct
    3
    9:00am - 9:45am EDT

    Common Grounds

    Join us for “Common Grounds” - A Chance to Wake up and Smell the Coffee!

    We know that hybrid schedules and zoom meetings can affect our sense of community. In addition to the formal events and activities being planned, we’ll be holding a casual, drop-in opportunity to gather.

    Come join members of the SPH community for socializing, catching up, and grab-and-go-coffee. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

    Public health protocols apply.

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  • Oct
    5
    11:00am - 12:30pm EDT

    DPHB October Academic Grand Rounds

    The Annual Dr. Henrietta Leonard Visiting Professor Academic Grand Rounds*

    Marijuana in New England Kids: A Pandemic in a Pandemic?
    Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine,
    MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital,
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://cme-learning.brown.edu/DPHB-22-23
    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
    Learn the basic neurobiology of marijuana; Understand the use of marijuana in New England; and List treatment strategies for Cannabis Use Disorders.

    Disclosure: Dr. Wilens reports the following financial relationships: Grant/Research Support to MGH-NIH (NIDA); Co-Editor, Elsevier Psychiatric Clinics of North America (ADHD); Royalties, Guilford Press, Ironshore, Cambridge University Press, Clinical Consulting, Gavin Foundation, Bay Cove Human Services, US National Football League (ERM Associates), US Minor/Major League Baseball; Consultant, Shared IP-White Rhino/3D; Employee, MGH.

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  • Join the School of Professional Studies and master’s students across programs for a free vinyasa style yoga class. Whether you’re trying yoga for the first time or are a seasoned pro, all are welcome and encouraged to join! Jala Yoga Studio is located on South Main Street, near the School of Public Health Building.

    Fresh pressed juice from The Glow Café & Juice Bar will be offered to participants. 

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  • Oct
    6
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Brown Bag Presentation

    Health Services Policy and Practice is pleased to announce that our October 6th Brown Bag will be presented by Emily Hough, a Senior Fellow at Brown as well as 2021–22 U.K. Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, & Arielle Cohen Tanugi-Carresse, a Research Assistant at Brown SPH for the Dean’s Special Projects.

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  • Oct
    6
    Virtual
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

    Advance-CTR Qualtrics Workshop

    In this workshop, clinical researchers from the People, Place and Health Collective at Brown University School of Public Health will highlight key features of the Qualtrics platform and showcase a number of customizations they have developed for their clinical projects. Attendees will learn how Qualtrics can address their data collection and reporting needs, ways to identify and exclude fraudulent respondents, and processes to reduce operational burden. The presenters will also give an overview of advanced fraud detection and data security features available in Qualtrics.

    October 6th, 2022

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Brendan Jacka, PhD

    • Alyssa Peachey, MHA

    Brendan Jacka, PhD: Dr. Jacka conducts and leads research in the healthcare needs and access for people who use drugs and their communities. To understand population health and clinical epidemiology outcomes, Dr. Jacka uses a range of research methods including randomized clinical trials, observational studies, and administrative data linkage. Dr. Jacka is passionate about building connections between community and researchers, and strengthening efficient clinical research practices.

    Alyssa Peachey, MHA: Ms. Alyssa Peachey is a project manager in the People, Place and Health Collective at Brown University. She currently manages clinical research trials for people who are receiving treatment or recovery support for opioid use disorder. She is passionate about collaborating with other research teams to prevent overdose and incorporate harm reduction practices within the community. She has experience working in emergency medicine research as well as recruiting participants via Facebook advertising on a national level.

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  • Oct
    7

    Do you love data? Do you love problem solving? Do you seek to use your skills to make a difference in the world? Join us Friday, October 7th, from 10:00am-11:30pm to learn about our biostatistics master’s and doctoral programs! This is a great opportunity to meet and ask questions to department leadership, faculty, and current students. Discover how the Department of Biostatistics develops future leaders in public health!

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  • Oct
    7
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Jillian Scheer (virtual)

    CAAS Rounds presents: Dr. Jillian Scheer (virtual)

     

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    Elena Mendez Escobar, PhD, MBA presents, Assessing Health Care Disparities: the BMC Health Equity Accelerator

     

    Boston Medical Center is committed to accelerating the path to achieve health justice and truly deliver on their mission. This talk will discuss BMC’s innovative approach and learnings to date, including how they are utilizing data and analytics to inform priorities, understand root causes, and propel change.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Oct
    12
    Virtual
    11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

    DPHB Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

    Addressing co-occurring depression (COD) in youth with Substance use Disorders (SUD)

    Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., MBA
    Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
    Alcohol Research Center
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022◊ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
    Review the nature of the association between SUD and COD; Address challenges in recruitment, engagement and assessment of youth with COD; and Discuss treatment response and outcomes heterogeneity in youth with COD.

    Disclosure: Dr. Kaminer has no financial relationships to disclose.

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  • Oct
    12
    Virtual
    12:00pm EDT

    HSR Hour

    Interested in the Health Services Research PhD program? Join us for HSR Hour with current HSR PhD students on the Admissions Committee!

    HSR Hour is where prospective students join hosts for a virtual chat with HSR PhD Program Admissions Committee Members, PhD Students & HSPP Department Faculty.

    Bring your questions about the HSR PhD Program and the admissions process!

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  • Interested in learning more about a PhD in health services research? Learn more about our doctoral program at HSR Hour, a virtual information session with leaders in the HSR PhD Program. Meet current HSR PhD students on the Admissions Committee on Wednesday, October 12 at 12 PM EDT. Register today!

    Our HSR Hour event series is organized and sponsored by the HSR PhD Program. Contact Valerie White, Academic Coordinator for the HSR PhD Program for more information.

    HSR Hour Hosted by Katherine Thompson & Courtney Baird

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  • Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Health Informatics Seminar Series: Applying Information Retrieval to the Electronic Health Record for Cohort Discovery and Rare Disease Detection 

    William Hersh, MD

    Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
    Oregon Health & Science University

     

    The last decade has seen rapid adoption of electronic health records in the United States and elsewhere. This has resulted in vast amounts of data that can be re-used for other purposes such as clinical research. However, most of this data is non-standardized and unstructured, making retrieval and other uses challenging. This talk will describe recent research applying and evaluating information retrieval (IR) techniques to two use cases: discovering cohorts for clinical research studies and detecting rare diseases.

     

    William Hersh, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research. Dr. Hersh’s main research efforts are in the area of information retrieval (also known as search) applied to biomedicine. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and abstracts as well as the book, Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective, 4th Edition(Springer, 2020). His current work focuses on the application of search techniques to electronic health record data, aiming to improve patient cohort discovery and amplification of signals of rare diseases. He maintains a Web site and the Informatics Professor Blog.

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  • Friday, October 14, 2022
    The Omni Providence Hotel | 1 West Exchange Street | Providence, RI 02903

    Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16, 2022
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | 222 Richmond Street | Providence, RI 02903

    This 2022 live international symposium, sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will bring together researchers, innovators, and problem solvers from the United States and around the world to address research, innovative projects, and practical solutions to promote compassionate, healing relationships in healthcare as technology transforms clinical interactions, incorporating lessons from the pandemic. We shall explore this topic from a variety of perspectives with diverse patients and caregivers, practitioners, educators, technology designers and vendors, government leaders, institutional leaders, and healthcare stakeholders.

    Topics Will Include:

    • Relationships matter more than ever in healthcare, and HIT is changing them
    • Addressing inequity in the social and digital determinants of health
    • Designing human- centered HIT – for practitioners and patients
    • Effective HIT education
    • Staying healthy in a digital world
    • Working with government, institutions, and stakeholders to protect healing relationships and human capital
    • Shared data: implications, ethics, and stewardship

    This educational activity is designed for:

    • Patients and family caregivers
    • Members of the health care team, including physicians, nurses, physician associates, nurse practitioners and behavioral health professionals.
    • Educators of healthcare professionals
    • Researchers in human interaction and technology implementation
    • Software and device designers
    • Government officials, institutional leaders, and healthcare stakeholders involved with technology implementation
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  • Oct
    14
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Jenny Cornacchione Ross (hybrid)

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    CAAS Rounds presents: Dr. Jenny Cornacchione Ross

     

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  • Oct
    17
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    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Statistics Seminar | Ronghui (Lily) Xu, Ph.D.

    Talk Title: Doubly Robust Estimation under the Marginal Structural Cox Model

    Abstract: The marginal structural Cox model (Cox MSM) has been widely used to draw causal inference from observational studies with survival outcomes. The typical estimation approach under the Cox MSM is inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) using a propensity score (PS) model, which is known to be inconsistent if the propensity score model is misspecified. Effort to protect against such model misspecification involves augmentation, which has been a challenge in the past due to the non-collapsibility of the Cox regression model. In this work we develop an augmented inverse probability weighted (AIPW) estimator with doubly robust properties including rate doubly robust, that enables us to use machine learning and a large class of nonparametric methods, to overcome the non-collapsibility challenge. We study both the theoretical and empirical performance of the augmented inverse probability weighted estimator. Time permitting we will also discuss informative censoring under the Cox MSM, where the inverse probability of censoring weighting (IPCW) is needed and the augmentation of that leads to an AIPW estimator that protects against the misspecification of both the PS and the censoring models.

    *Light refreshments will be served

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  • Oct
    18
    11:30am - 1:30pm EDT

    Semi-Annual SPH Food Truck Feast

    Join us for the Semi-Annual Food Truck Feast in appreciation of our SPH students, faculty, and staff!

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    Memorial Park
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    Co-sponsored by the SPH Graduate Student Council

    Pick up your voucher in Memorial Park – Trucks will not serve you without a voucher

    Limited to School of Public Health only

    *RSVP by October 14, 2022*

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  • Oct
    19
    Virtual
    4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

    Annual Katz Lecture

    Dae Hyun Kim, MD, MPH, ScD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Associate Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife

    Geriatrician, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Adjunct Faculty, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’sHospital

    Biography:

    Dr.Kim is a geriatrician and clinical investigator at the Hebrew SeniorLifeMarcus Institute for Aging Research. He received M.D. from Yonsei University, Korea; Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a Doctor of Science in Epidemiology and Aging from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed internal medicine training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and geriatric medicine training at the Harvard Combined Geriatrics Fellowship.

    Dr. Kim has developed aclaims-based frailty index, which allows the assessment of frailty from administrative claims data. He has received multiple research grants, including Paul B. Beeson award, K24 midcareer investigator award, and R01 awards from theNational Institute on Aging, to conduct research on the measurement of frailty using large health care databases, individualizing drug therapy and surgical decisions based on frailty, and implementing frailty in routine clinical practice. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Kim provides clinical care for older adults with frailty and has implemented a frailty calculator in the electronic health records.

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Please register at the link.

    For almost 50 years the right to an abortion was guaranteed by the 1973 Roe v. WadeU.S. Supreme Court decision. On June 13, 2022, that right suddenly came to an end for millions of people across the U.S. In the wake of this decision, with the right to regulate abortion access left to individual states, we have entered into an era where the human right to reproductive autonomy is protected for some but severely limited or banned outright for others. As the broader implications of this SCOTUS decision for gender equity, bodily autonomy and access to comprehensive and supportive reproductive care continue to permeate the national landscape, many are left asking “What next?”

    This moderated conversation will focus on reproductive justice across time and place, building connections between contemporary movements post-Roe and the activist and advocacy efforts prior to, during and after its passage. How do current fights for reproductive rights draw from this lineage? What tools and paradigms for understanding and advocating for reproductive rights and autonomy can reproductive justice offer? Where do we go from here?

    Join the Sarah Doyle Center and campus partners for the first event in the new Gender Equity Series, a moderated discussion featuring:

    Panelists

    Sara Matthiesen, Assistant Professor of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, George Washington University

    Zakiya Luna, Associate Professor of Sociology and Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis

    Moderator

    Sarah Williams, Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Brown University

    *This event will be remote captioned.

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, October 20, 2022
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Developing standards and quality metrics for clinical phenotyping using EHR data in pragmatic clinical trials”

    Presented by:

    Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH, FACMI

    Professor of Informatics & Learning Health Sciences

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  • Oct
    21
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    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Nicholas Tarantino (hybrid)

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  • Oct
    21

    This event will be presented in-person and virtually. No matter how you choose to join us, please register to attend.

    Since medical residency training began in 1889, teacher-clinicians have been challenged to balance the need to provide excellent training to tomorrow’s physicians while also providing quality care to today’s patients. Academic Health Centers, where these dual goals are negotiated, struggle on both accounts. At the average AHC, where patients are overwhelmingly underinsured minority populations, patients face long wait times and poor continuity of care. Trainees and directors report high stress levels and a dearth of resources. This panel presentation invites clinicians and advocates to discuss these issues in context, and work toward a better solution for patients and providers alike.

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    CSREA’s Faculty Grant program supports ongoing research by convening strong intellectual communities on campus. Brown faculty members submit proposals detailing events, working groups, or other ambitious inquiries into the most pressing topics pertaining to race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in America for selection each semester.

    Learn more about each of the panelists here.

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  • Call for Applications! Apply for the Advance-CTR 2023 Pilot Projects Program. We anticipate funding five to eight projects for one-year research awards in two categories:

    1. Proposals with a single PI may apply for $37,500 in direct costs.
    2. Proposals involving multi-PIs from different disciplines may apply for up to $75,000 in direct costs.

    About the Pilots

    The Pilot Projects Program brings investigators together from institutions across the state to develop interdisciplinary collaborations that span the translational research spectrum from basic research (T0) to research that is translational to the community (T4). The program funds a variety of research that address Rhode Island’s health challenges and community health priorities.

    Key Dates & Deadlines

    • October 7, 2022: Last day to schedule calls with leadership
    • October 24, 2022: Preliminary applications due
    • December 12, 2022: Invited, full proposals due

    The anticipated performance period is August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024.

    Application Resources

    Don’t go at it alone. Schedule a call with our program leadership to discuss your questions, read up on the eight elements of a successful preliminary application, get tips for preparing your application, and review two examples from investigators who have successfully applied to the program. Also, take a look at our newly updated FAQ page.

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  • Oct
    24
    Virtual
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Statistics Seminar | Richard Cook, Ph.D.

    Talk Title: Defining and addressing dependent observation schemes in life history studies

    Abstract: Multistate models provide a powerful framework for the analysis of life history processes when the goal is to characterize transition intensities, transition probabilities, state occupancy probabilities, and covariate effects thereon. Data on such processes are often only available at random visit times occurring over a finite period. We formulate a joint multistate model for the life history process, the recurrent visit process, and a random loss to followup time at which the visit process terminates. This joint model is helpful when discussing the independence conditions necessary to justify the use of standard likelihoods involving the life history model alone, and provides a basis for analyses that accommodate dependence. We consider settings with disease-driven visits occur in combination with routinely scheduled visits, and develop likelihoods that accommodate partial information on the types of visits. Simulation studies verify that it is possible to fit joint models to mitigate biases that otherwise arise from dependent visit processes. Biases arising from intermittent observation of time-dependent biomarkers, and selection biases from dependent left-truncation will also be considered if time permits, along with strategies for fitting suitable multistate models to mitigate biases. This talk is based on joint work with Jerry Lawless.

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  • Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on de-implementation, implementation mechanisms, community engagement, health equity, dissemination strategies, and global implementation science.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022:

    Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH: “De-implementation and implementation: two sides of the same coin or different sciences?”

    This talk will highlight findings from three recent scoping reviews of theories, models, and frameworks in de-implementation. The presentation will include brief case examples of the applications of common implementation frameworks and de-implementation specific frameworks in de-implementation studies. The presentation will conclude lingering questions and future directions in de-implementation research.

    About the Speaker

    Callie Walsh-Bailey, MPH (she/her) is a 4th year Public Health Sciences PhD student and graduate research assistant in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research intersects implementation science, health equity, and chronic disease prevention and control. Her dissertation focuses on integrating health equity into implementation science methods and understanding how implementation strategies can be tailored and evidence-based interventions can be adapted through a health equity lens. She has expertise in systematic reviews and qualitative research methods and provides methods consultation on several studies in cancer control, obesity prevention, sickle cell disease, and other chronic disease areas.

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  • Oct
    26
    5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

    Idealist Grad School Fair

    Join the Brown University School of Public Health at the Idealist Grad School Fair in Boston!

    The Idealist Fair invites leading social impact graduate programs to help you explore and learn more about graduate school opportunities. You can speak with admissions representatives and learn more about social impact graduate programs, financial aid resources, and post-grad career opportunities.

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  • Join the Brown University School of Public Health at the National Diversity in STEM conference (NDiSTEM) hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)!

    The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.

    Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models.

    Simply put, the SACNAS conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM. 

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    Ericka Merriwether, PT, DPT, PhD presents Confronting Racism in Pain and Rehabilitation Research: Reframing and Reimagining Study Designs

    Racism is a global determinant of health outcomes. Lack of awareness of or an unwillingness to examine the significant impact of racism on health underpins research questions and study design choices that often deepen inequities in pain and rehabilitation outcomes. This talk will highlight: 1) the roles of subjectivity and advocacy in research, 2) common study design factors that perpetuate harmful narratives about racialized groups, and 3) provide examples of ways to reframe and reimagine study designs, methodologies, and dissemination strategies through a health equity lens.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Join us for the Fall offering of the Machine Learning for Health Seminar Series. These talks will explore machine learning, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. The purpose of this series is to serve as an introduction to machine learning for researchers, clinician scientists, and others who may be interested in using these methods in their research.

    Friday, October 28th, 2022:

    Suresh Venkatasubramanian, PhD: “The role of AI and ML in amplifying health disparities”

    The potential for data-driven technologies built using AI (or ML) ideas to improve health care is immense. What we are seeing though is that it will not be straightforward. Whether it be for diagnostics, automation of care delivery, or treatment itself, case studies are now showing that automation is also vulnerable to problems of bias and discrimination, amplification of disparities, and concerns around patient privacy (HIPAA not withstanding). In this talk I’ll discuss some of the main points of concern associated with the use of data-driven technologies, and suggest how medical professionals might proceed (with caution) when thinking about deploying these tools.

    About the Speaker:

    Suresh Venkatasubramanian is a Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at Brown University. Suresh’s background is in algorithms and computational geometry, as well as data mining and machine learning. His current research interests lie in algorithmic fairness, and more generally the impact of automated decision-making systems in society. He comes to Brown via a globe-trotting path that includes an undergraduate degree at IIT Kanpur, a PhD at Stanford, a number of years at AT&T Labs, and then fifteen years at the University of Utah.


    Prior to Brown University, Suresh served as Assistant Director for Science and Justice in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and his portfolio included thinking about the governance of AI/automated systems in settings that impact people’s lives and health. His research on algorithmic fairness has received press coverage across North America and Europe, including NPR’s Science Friday, NBC, and CNN, as well as in other media outlets. He is a past member of the Computing Community Consortium Council of the Computing Research Association, spent 4 years (2017-2021) as a member of the board of the ACLU in Utah, and is a past member of New York City’s Failure to Appear Tool (FTA) Research Advisory Council, the Research Advisory Council for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania and the Utah State Auditor’s Commission on protecting privacy and preventing discrimination.

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  • Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on de-implementation, implementation mechanisms, community engagement, health equity, dissemination strategies, and global implementation science.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2022:

    Dr. Hannah Frank: “Making Implementation Strategies More Efficient: How  Assessing Implementation Mechanisms Can Help”

    Advancements in the field of implementation science have led to increasing research support for a variety of implementation strategies (i.e., methods to enhance adoption or sustainability of an evidence-based practice). However, much remains unknown about why or how implementation strategies operate, which leads to inefficiencies in the selection of implementation strategies. Resources are wasted when studies employ implementation strategies that have a minimal impact on implementation or clinical outcomes. This underscores the need to better understand implementation strategy mechanisms, or the processes and events through which strategies operate to lead to desired outcomes. This talk will provide an introduction to implementation mechanisms (What are they? Why do they matter?), a summary of emerging work in this area, and an example case series of studies that examined implementation mechanisms using the NIMH experimental therapeutics approach.

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Frank is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Implementation Science Core in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Frank received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and completed her residency training and T32 postdoctoral fellowship at Brown. She is an implementation scientist and a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical expertise in exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Frank’s research focuses on using implementation science methods to increase clinician adoption and sustainment of evidence-based interventions for internalizing disorders. She has led formative work focused on designing implementation strategies to support therapists to overcome their own anxiety about using exposures. In addition, Dr. Frank has collaborated on research spanning a range of content areas and using several implementation science methods including formative evaluation, community engagement, design and tailoring of implementation strategies, assessment of implementation mechanisms, and implementation outcome assessment.

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  • Nov
    4

    featuring

    Peter Coyle, PT, DPT, PhD

    University of Pittsburgh

    Shweta Gore, PhD, DPT, GCS, CLT

    MGH Institute of Health Professions

    The LeaRRn rehabilitation research network’s Scholar Program partners rehabilitation researchers with health systems to prepare for research on health system-identified topics. Drs. Coyle and Gore will discuss their experiences as Scholars, including the process of being matched with UPMC and BMC, respectively.

    UPMC’s priority topic was post-acute care transitions. Dr. Coyle’s talk will include the complex nature of identifying his investigative team, designing a study, and working with UPMC data stewards and regulatory officials. BMC’s priority topic was patient mobility. Dr. Gore’s talk will include the challenges and successes of joining a health system as an outside collaborator. Both will discuss their project’s current status and future directions.

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  • Join us for the Fall offering of the Machine Learning for Health Seminar Series. These talks will explore machine learning, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. The purpose of this series is to serve as an introduction to machine learning for researchers, clinician scientists, and others who may be interested in using these methods in their research.

    Friday, November 4th, 2022

    Jon Steingrimsson, PhD, MS: “Evaluation of Machine Learning Algorithms”

    This seminar focuses on the evaluation of machine learning algorithms. We will give a high-level introduction to different methods for evaluating machine learning algorithms for binary, continuous, and time-to-event outcomes. We will provide examples to illustrate the different ways of evaluation. The seminar should be accessible to people with limited mathematical background.

    About the Speaker:

    Jon Steingrimsson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University. He works both on developing machine learning algorithms for health data and on applications of machine learning to health data. This includes developing machine learning algorithms for time-to-event data, imaging analysis, estimation of personalized treatment effects, and for discovering subgroups with differential treatment effects. His collaborative work primarily focuses on imaging for cancer.

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  • Nov
    4
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Stephen Higgins (virtual)

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  • Nov
    5

    The School of Engineering will host its annual career and internship fair in the Hazeltine Commons of the Engineering Research Center. More than 250 students and over 25 companies are expected to attend.

    A wide range of technical companies will be present to recruit students for both summer internships and full time jobs. These companies are looking to hire both undergraduate and graduate students.

    More information will follow.

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  • Nov
    9
    All Day

    ABRCMS

    Join the Brown University School of Public Health at ABRCMS!  We will have an exhibitor booth (#549) and look forward to meeting you and and answering your questions!  Here are the exhibit hours:

    • 11/10 2pm-6pm (PST)
    • 11/11 1pm-4:30pm (PST)
    • 11/12 9:30am-11:30am (PST)   

    For 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) –recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award – has been the go-to conference for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As ABRCMS has continued to grow and evolve, it has also become a space for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, program administrators and more.

    That’s why we’re excited to share that ABRCMS is now the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists – a name change that reflects the community we support. As we look toward the next 20 years, ABRCMS will continue to welcome and nurture underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Nov
    11
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    12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Lorraine Collins (virtual)

    CAAS Rounds presents: Dr. Lorraine Collins

     

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  • Nov
    14
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    What Madina Agénor is Thinking About Now

    A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting the development of cutting-edge, collaborative, intellectual work. “What I Am Thinking About Now” is an informal workshop/seminar series where faculty and advanced students present recently published works and works in progress for early-stage feedback and development. See all of this semester’s WITAN events here.

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    (Re)Structuring Intersectionality: Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Addressing the Structures that Shape Health Inequities

    Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH, CSREA Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Brown University School of Public Health

    This exploratory talk will discuss how U.S. state laws that drive discrimination in the employment, education, health care, and criminal legal systems, can be used to measure structural intersectionality and assess its effects on health inequities across and within social groups.

    About the Presenter

    Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity at Brown University School of Public Health. She is also Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Experiences (SHARE) Lab at Brown University. As a social epidemiologist, Dr. Agénor investigates health inequities in relation to multiple social inequities, including racism, heterosexism, sexism, and cisgenderism, using an intersectional lens and a mixed-methods research approach.

    Specifically, she uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate the structural and social determinants of sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and prevention among marginalized populations at diverse intersections of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Dr. Agénor completed postdoctoral research training in cancer prevention equity at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was Visiting Research Faculty at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. She holds a Doctor of Science (ScD) in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Women, Gender, and Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree (AB) in Community Health and Gender Studies from Brown University.

     

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    LeaRRn Webinar: Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA presents Pragmatic and Embedded Trials – Strategies for Generating Real World Evidence

    Evidence-practice gaps are well-established in rehabilitation. Pragmatic and embedded clinical trials provide an opportunity to generate evidence within health care systems that may help overcome these gaps and improve patient outcomes.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Nov
    15
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    HSR Hour

    Interested in the Health Services Research PhD program? Join us for HSR Hour with the Assistant Director of Recruiting and Marketing Matthew Wallace!

    HSR Hour is where prospective students join hosts for a virtual chat with HSR PhD Program Admissions Committee Members, PhD Students & HSPP Department Faculty.

    Bring your questions about the HSR PhD Program and the admissions process!

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  • Nov
    15
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    HSR Hour

    Interested in learning more about a PhD in health services research? Learn more about our doctoral program at HSR Hour, a virtual information session with leaders in the HSR PhD Program. On Tuesday, November 15 at 12 PM EDT HSR Hour will be hosted by HSR PhD Program Academic Manager Catherine Leopold with special guest Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing Matthew Wallace. Register today!

    Our HSR Hour event series is organized and sponsored by the HSR PhD Program. Contact [email protected] more information.

    HSR Hour Information Session for the HSR PhD Program

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  • Nov
    15

    Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on de-implementation, implementation mechanisms, community engagement, health equity, dissemination strategies, and global implementation science.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022:

    Dr. Amy Nunn is a Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. She holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown University Medical School. Dr. Nunn is also the Director of the Community Engagement and Outreach Core at Advance-CTR. 

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  • Nov
    15
    Virtual
    1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

    Virtual Grad Fair: This is Public Health

    Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

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  • Nov
    16
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    Health Equity Scholars Information Session

    Join our current Health Equity Scholar students, staff, and leadership and learn more about the Health Equity Scholars Program!

    The Health Equity Scholars (HES) program is a scholarship and leadership development opportunity for select students entering the Master of Public Health program at Brown.

    Open to graduates of HBCUs, HSIs, and Rhode Islanders, all Health Equity Scholars are eligible for full tuition support, increased mentoring and leadership development, and a paid Research Assistantship.

    Hope to see you at the session!

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  • Nov
    18

    Do you love data? Do you love problem solving? Do you seek to use your skills to make a difference in the world?

    Join us Friday, November 18th, from 10:00am-11:30pm to learn about our biostatistics master’s and doctoral programs!

    This is a great opportunity to meet and ask questions to department leadership, faculty, and current students. Discover how the Department of Biostatistics develops future leaders in public health!

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  • Nov
    21
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    Statistics Seminar | Alberto Abadie, Ph.D.

    Talk Title: Synthetic Controls for Experimental Design

    Abstract: This article studies experimental design in settings where the experimental units are large aggregate entities (e.g., markets), and only one or a small number of units can be exposed to the treatment. In such settings, randomization of the treatment may induce large ex-post estimation biases under many or all possible treatment assignments. We propose a variety of synthetic control designs (Abadie and Gardeazabal, 2003; Abadie, Diamond, and Hainmueller, 2020) as experimental designs to select treated units in non-randomized experiments with large aggregate units, as well as the untreated units to be used as a control group. Average potential outcomes are estimated as weighted averages of treated units for potential outcomes with treatment, and control units for potential outcomes without treatment. We analyze the properties of such estimators and propose new inferential techniques. We conduct extensive simulations to study the performance of different synthetic control designs.

    *Light refreshments will be served

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  • Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on de-implementation, implementation mechanisms, community engagement, health equity, dissemination strategies, and global implementation science.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022:

    Eva Woodward, PhD: “Six Mindsets to Improve Equity Using Implementation Science: Implications for harm reduction and injury prevention”

    This is a helpful “big picture” talk with something for everyone in implementation science, at any phase of an implementation effort. I will be sharing mindsets to approach your work using implementation to promote equitable health for all – not prescriptions, not rules, not steps, but approaches with actionable ways to operationalize them. These mindsets come from dedicating my work entirely to improving the health of people who have been oppressed, marginalized, or excluded. There are many people thinking about this, writing about this, who have done work to contribute to this – and I am only one of those voices. These mindsets represent an amalgam of those people, their thoughts, their theses and mine – through my lens. Equity work is complex. If you do any implementation science, you will know the same is true – the reason effective treatments / interventions / practices are not widely used is complex. These mindsets are offerings to you as considerations to ground your work as you continue with implementation toward a more equitable and just world.

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Eva Woodward is a clinical health psychologist. She uses implementation science and practice, community engaged research, and mixed methods to improve equitable health care delivery for groups experiencing disparities. She is a former fellow of the Implementation Research Institute, the NIH Health Disparities Research Institute, a Career Development Awardee, clinician, and researcher through the Veterans Health Administration, and a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  • Talk Title: Delphi’s COVIDcast Project: Lessons from Building a Digital Ecosystem for Tracking and Forecasting the Pandemic

    Abstract: In March 2020, the Delphi group at Carnegie Mellon University launched an effort called COVIDcast, which has many parts: 1. unique relationships with partners in tech/healthcare, granting us access to data on pandemic activity; 2. infrastructure to build real-time, geographically-detailed COVID-19 indicators from this data; 3. a historical database of all indicators, including revision tracking; 4. a public API, serving new indicators daily; 5. interactive graphics to display our indicators; 6. nowcasting and forecasting models building on the indicators. This talk gives a high-level summary, with discussion of some lessons learned.

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  • Join us for this 6-part series exploring implementation science, its methodology, and application. Local and national experts will share talks on de-implementation, implementation mechanisms, community engagement, health equity, dissemination strategies, and global implementation science.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022:

    Margaret Crane: “Disseminating Information about Evidence-Based Interventions”

    Dissemination is the strategic communication about evidence-based information (EBIs) to a specific audience. Dissemination is both distinct from, and related to, implementation, health communication, advertising, and applied political science. Dissemination science can be used to modify engagement with dissemination materials; knowledge, attitudes, and intentions related to EBI use; and behaviors (e.g., EBI treatment seeking, passing policy to support EBI implementation). Targets of dissemination efforts can include stakeholders that may affect the use of EBIs, including practitioners, policymakers, advocacy groups, administrators, patients, and the general public. This talk will offer examples of how to apply theories from diffusions of innovations, direct-to-consumer marketing, and audience segmentation when forming dissemination efforts.

    About the Speaker

    Margaret Crane is clinical psychology PhD candidate at Temple University, and a clinical psychology resident at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. She was the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health F31 grant for her dissertation. Ms. Crane’s research examines strategies to disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth mental health. She approaches this by considering how to increase the supply of EBPs through the combination of intermediary and purveyor organizations to train practitioners and policies to fund these programs, as well as how to increase patient demand of EBPs.

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    Grand Rounds: Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM presents Engaging Stakeholders and Health Systems to Optimize Pragmatic Trials

    This presentation will discuss strategies for collaborating with service recipients, providers, and health systems to inform the design and conduct of pragmatic trials in rehabilitation settings.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Dec
    5
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    12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    What Ella Friday is Thinking About Now

    A core component of CSREA’s mission is supporting the development of cutting-edge, collaborative, intellectual work. “What I Am Thinking About Now” is an informal workshop/seminar series where faculty and advanced students present recently published works and works in progress for early-stage feedback and development. See all of this semester’s WITAN events here.

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    Medical Neglect in Jail: Time, Health and Proximity to Death

    Ella Friday, CSREA Postdoctoral Research Associate

    This presentation will discuss how institutional thoughtlessness and explicit negligence places imprisoned people, who often already have at least one preexisting health condition, at greater risk for health complications, including death. Through exorbitant waiting periods for time-sensitive medical care, the stigmas and acceptable mistreatment of “criminals” are revealed.

    About the Presenter

    Gabreélla (Ella) Friday completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Binghamton University in May of 2022. She worked as a prisoner’s rights advocate, community organizer, professor, and researcher for Binghamton University and the greater Binghamton community. Her areas of specialization include mass incarceration, women, gender and sexuality studies, time and social theory, critical race theory, and social movements. Ella’s dissertation project centered the narratives of incarcerated women and how they understand, interact with, and even resist the time of imprisonment. More generally, she seeks to understand the intersections of race, gender, and time in order to construct a Black feminist understanding of time.

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  • CAAS Rounds presents: Dr. Michael Bernstein - Substance Use, Cancer Detection, and Cognitive Psychology: Insights from Radiology

     

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  • Jan
    10
    Virtual
    1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

    Virtual Grad Fair: This is Public Health

    Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

     

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

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  • Apr
    17
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    12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Statistics Seminar | Johannes Lederer, Ph.D.

    Talk Title: Sparse Deep Learning

    Abstract: Sparsity is popular in statistics and machine learning, because it can avoid overfitting, speed up computations, and facilitate interpretations. In deep learning, however, the full potential of sparsity still needs to be explored. This presentation first recaps sparsity in the framework of high-dimensional statistics and then introduces sparsity-inducing methods and corresponding theory for modern deep-learning pipelines.

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